The top four seeds are through to the quarterfinals after blazing through their foes on Day 1 of the main draw on Manhattan Beach.
The AVP Tour’s annual stop in Manhattan Beach has turned into a Gold Series tournament this season.
There have been 20 total events on the FIVB World Tour this season, with 14 men’s events and 18 women’s events.
The field for the FIVB World Tour finals has been set, with the four wild card selections for each gender having been determined.
In 2017, there have been 20 FIVB World Tour events including the Vienna Beach World Championships that concluded last week.
The 2017 FIVB World Tour schedule is winding down, with the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals rapidly approaching just weeks after the Beach World Championships.
The 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship has concluded, with Evandro Goncalves and Andre Loyola winning the men’s title.
The lone American hope left in the FIVB Beach Worlds competition – Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena – ended its run on Saturday, falling to sixth-seeded Russians Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Nikita Liamin in straight sets, 21-15, 21-18.
Dutch pair Christiaan Varenhorst and Maarten van Garderen at No. 45 are the lowest seeded team ever to make the semifinals, while Austrian natives Doppler/Horst look to win it all on native soil.
The lowest seed remaining in the tournament is No. 45 Dutch side Christiaan Varenhorst and Maarten van Garderen, who made their way to the quarters with a win over Cuban Olympians Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez.